You produce a pack of 25 Zener cards and invite the spectator to cut the pack anywhere he likes. The card cut to is placed to one side, face down, as a prediction.
The remaining 24 cards are divided into 2 packs of 12 - one for you, one for the spectator. You and the spectator begin dealing your cards simultaneously until a matching pair is found. Whenever a matching pair is found, the two cards are placed alongside the prediction.
When all the cards have been dealt, the prediction card is turned over and it bears the same symbol as the matching pairs previously found. An ESP miracle!
The deck needs to be stacked so the five symbols repeat in the same order. For example, Star, Square, Wavy Lines, Cross and Circle repeated five times. It doesn't matter what order you put them in, as long as it repeats five times.
You can have the spectator cut the cards several times because an order will always be maintained.
The cut to card is removed, placed to one side and the bottom of the cut deck is placed on top of the other stack.
Now deal off 12 cards for yourself. This reverses the order of your cards. The remaining 12 cards are given to the spectator.
When the cards are dealt, two pairs will always match and they have the same symbol as the prediction.
You just need to dress this up with whatever patter feels right for you and it creates a fantastic ESP routine.
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